Are you teaching Spanish lessons to younger children and find yourself wondering, “How do I do this??”
When I first started teaching children I felt like that all the time. I’d never really been around young children and I was at a loss at what to do. Then I realized, young children want to have fun and learn, get them moving, creating, talking, dancing while you teach.
So for this lesson what you’ll need are:
1. Balloons (any color, and make sure no one is allergic to latex)
2. A magic marker
3. A good set of lungs
Blow up the balloon, tie securely, and help children draw parts of the face on the balloon. Make sure they are big enough so everyone can see. If you like you can label the parts of the face.
Ask the children, “Cómo se llama?” and have them give Mr. Balloon Face a name.
Next ask the children, “Dónde están las orejas de “Mr. Balloon Face”? You can also help by pointing to your respective body part.
Toss the balloon to each child and give them a chance to answer a few of your questions.
This method also works well to teach emotions.
For emotions, blow up several balloons and help the children draw faces for “triste”, “feliz”, “enojado”, etc.
Make a game by tossing a random balloon and asking the child the emotion.